McLaren Reveals Carbon Fiber-Bodied P1, Confirms New Sports Series Addition For Geneva
McLaren is set to have its largest presence ever at a Geneva Motor Show when this year’s event gets underway on March 1. The British automaker has confirmed a number of cars that will appear on its stand, one of which is a yet-to-be-revealed addition to the Sports Series lineup. But more on that later.
Cars that we do know are headed to Geneva include this special P1 that the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division built to celebrate the end of production of the flagship supercar. The car was one of the 375 P1s delivered to a customer but was sent back to the McLaren factory for a bit of personalization.
This included the application of a full carbon fiber body with panels dressed in a bespoke blue tint. Other unique touches include a gloss black finish to the wheels, an extensive retrim of the interior with carbon black Alcantara and contrasting blue stitching, and a 24-carat gold exhaust heatshield in a homage to the McLaren F1.
Incidentally, this will be the first time McLaren is presenting a car with a body completely formed from carbon fiber. That’s because McLaren only made the option available to P1 owners earlier this year.
As for the new addition to the Sports Series lineup, McLaren remains tight on details. It’s possible the car is the more practical version of the Sports Series that we recently spied in prototype form. McLaren has stated that it will add a new Sports Series bodystyle in 2016, and the car won’t be a convertible. The open-top version of the Sports Series will be coming in 2017.
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